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The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the world’s
largest environmental organizations, with over one
million members and a staff of 500 scientists,
economists, policy experts, and other professionals all
around the world.
EDF's Core Mission...
is to preserve our
planet’s natural systems
on which all life
The EDF is guided by science and economics, and
aims to find practical and long-lasting solutions to
some of the most serious environmental
problems we experience today.
The Environmental Defense Fund is noted for
the combination of what they protect and the
ways in which they protect it.
According to EDF's website:
“We work to solve the most critical environmental
problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas
that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and
health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions
take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert
with other organizations — as well as with business,
government and communities — and avoid duplicating
work already being done effectively by others,”
Results — Create environmental solutions that make a lasting
difference in the world
Respect — Welcome diverse perspectives, talents and
Innovation — Design and use a wide range of problem-solving
Optimism — Embrace ambitious environmental goals while
taking into account real-world dynamics
Integrity — Uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis,
intellectual honesty and ethical action
EDF’s Core Values:
Impact: 65% of U.S. fisheries are currently managed
using sustainable methods, helping to reverse decades
Restoring: Healthy Oceans
EDF's role: introduced catch shares, a type of
management that is now widely used. Catch shares
give fishermen a stake in the overall health of a
Reducing: Climate pollution
According to the EDF, "methane pollution gets
Impact: EPA announced plans to set limits on
methane pollution within the oil and gas
EDF's role: drew focus to the problem by initiating a
series of 16 studies to gather data. Partners include
about 100 universities, research institutions and
Protecting: Vulnerable Ecosystems
Safe Harbor preserves habitat on private lands.
Impact: 4 million acres of habitat protected
EDF's role: created and launched Safe Harbor, an
organization that gives landowners added incentives
to protect rare species while simultaneously avoiding
new government restrictions regarding land usage.
Thousands of consumer products are getting safer.
Impact: According to EDF.com, "Walmart has a new safer
chemical policy that asks suppliers to disclose chemicals in
thousands of household products. The policy also targets
priority chemicals of concern for phasing out or
substitution with safer ingredients."
Safeguarding: Human Health
EDF's role: provided scientific help to Walmart
about how to develop a leadership policy that
sets a standard for safer chemicals in the
marketplace—continuing their efforts on
utilizing corporate partnerships for positive
For more information about the
Environmental Defense Fund,
please check out their website at: